BMW 1 Series Coupe Forum / 1 Series Convertible Forum (1M / tii / 135i / 128i / Coupe / Cabrio / Hatchback) (BMW E82 E88 128i 130i 135i)
 





 

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      09-12-2012, 06:53 PM   #1
geared
Captain
10
Rep
626
Posts

 
Drives: 1'er&supra
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: jupiter, fl

iTrader: (6)

KW V1 - Adjusting them? Some other tweaks....

Is there a online post or adjusting instructions for Kw V1's on a 135i?

I need to do some light tweaking.

I assume I need to have the car in the air, but do I need to take the wheels off?

And whats the easiest/best way to tighten the upper shock bolt (the one in the trunk behind the carpeting) without everything twisting? Can that bolt be tightened with the car on the ground without any ill effects....I want to make sure its tight.

Thanks,

JB
Appreciate 0
      09-13-2012, 01:14 PM   #2
geared
Captain
10
Rep
626
Posts

 
Drives: 1'er&supra
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: jupiter, fl

iTrader: (6)

hmmmm. Anyone?
Appreciate 0
      09-16-2012, 10:49 AM   #3
geared
Captain
10
Rep
626
Posts

 
Drives: 1'er&supra
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: jupiter, fl

iTrader: (6)

guess not alot of ppl DIY in the BMW scene?
Appreciate 0
      10-01-2012, 11:02 AM   #4
geared
Captain
10
Rep
626
Posts

 
Drives: 1'er&supra
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: jupiter, fl

iTrader: (6)

id really like to do this tonight....

Last edited by geared; 10-05-2012 at 08:47 PM.
Appreciate 0
      10-05-2012, 08:47 PM   #5
geared
Captain
10
Rep
626
Posts

 
Drives: 1'er&supra
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: jupiter, fl

iTrader: (6)

someone help!
Appreciate 0
      10-28-2012, 07:53 AM   #6
AKopp
Second Lieutenant
4
Rep
256
Posts

 
Drives: 2009 BMW 135i
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: PA

iTrader: (0)

You're probably done with this by now, but for future reference. The nut in the back, you need an allen key in the damper bolt itself, with a 16mm turning the nut. I think the allen is key is a 5mm or 6mm. No twisting.
__________________
2009 135i - SG/Coral - 19" Alufelgen SF-71 - ST Coilovers - Cobb Stage 2+ - AR Downpipes - Berk Sport Exhaust - Active Autowerke Charge Pipe - AMS FMIC - AFE DCI - LUX V3 Angel Eyes - LCI Blacklines - Active Autowerke Strut Tower Brace - BMW Performance CF Spoiler - Kerscher Carbon Splitter - Scopian CF Diffuser - MusicarNW Level 2
Appreciate 0
      10-28-2012, 11:23 AM   #7
geared
Captain
10
Rep
626
Posts

 
Drives: 1'er&supra
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: jupiter, fl

iTrader: (6)

you must be speaking of the front (which I have not yet adjusted) as the rear uses the spanner tool (or whatever its called) around the purple grooved piece....all you do is turn.
Appreciate 0
      10-28-2012, 12:06 PM   #8
cooler2442
Brigadier General
73
Rep
3,818
Posts

 
Drives: '11 135 Sport DCT
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: The Valley, Los Angeles

iTrader: (6)

Send a message via AIM to cooler2442 Send a message via Skype™ to cooler2442
Just had my V2's adjusted for ride height. It requires alot of work. Had to take off wheels, loosen a few nuts in the rear end to relieve tension and then adjust the height. Took about 2 hours to do both rear and front.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      10-28-2012, 12:10 PM   #9
AKopp
Second Lieutenant
4
Rep
256
Posts

 
Drives: 2009 BMW 135i
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: PA

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by geared View Post
you must be speaking of the front (which I have not yet adjusted) as the rear uses the spanner tool (or whatever its called) around the purple grooved piece....all you do is turn.
Right, I was referring the question about tighten the damper nut in the trunk. Front and rear use the spanner wrench. I pull the wheels to adjust mine, as you can't get much swing in there. Make sure you unlock the set screw in the front, sometimes it's not looking you right in the face.
__________________
2009 135i - SG/Coral - 19" Alufelgen SF-71 - ST Coilovers - Cobb Stage 2+ - AR Downpipes - Berk Sport Exhaust - Active Autowerke Charge Pipe - AMS FMIC - AFE DCI - LUX V3 Angel Eyes - LCI Blacklines - Active Autowerke Strut Tower Brace - BMW Performance CF Spoiler - Kerscher Carbon Splitter - Scopian CF Diffuser - MusicarNW Level 2
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:07 AM.




1addicts
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST